hnic: shoot, hockey scores
“Hockey Night in Canada” (HNIC), a Canadian cultural mainstay akin to “Monday Night Football”, lost rights to its theme song of nearly 30 years in a recent copyright/songwriter spat. It was a big deal; think, MNF’s theme song.
Song-less, HNIC’s solution to this problem was to turn to the great masses, hosting an online anthem contest, promising $100k to the winner, with rights and royalties. Do you see where this is going, friends? Here is the top-rated anthem, courtesy of our friends at the Something Awful forums. Please, everyone, teh internets is not for democracy.
See also, previously.